Cowell Elementary School is a elementary school located in Denver, Colorado. An enrollment of 421 students and a student–teacher ratio of 16 students per teacher was reported by the school.
This school received an overall grade of C. Compared to other state schools Cowell Elementary School scores are slightly below average. Of elementary schools, Cowell Elementary School ranks 590 in the state and 43 for its county.
For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.
Colorado standardized test results, among other factors, are used to determine the academic score for a school. For academics, Cowell Elementary School performs slightly below average when compared to other elementary schools in Colorado and earned the grade of C for this measure.
We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. Cowell Elementary School performs slightly below average compared to other Colorado elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is C-.
Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety score. Cowell Elementary School earned a grade of A- for safety. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other elementary schools in Colorado.
Basic student body information from Cowell Elementary School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when evaluating its performance.
You can view the closest elementary schools to Cowell Elementary School below. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. For a full list of Denver schools, go to the Denver, Colorado schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Colfax Elementary School||D||C-||D||C-|
|2||Newlon Elementary School||C||C||C-||A-|
|3||Eagleton Elementary School||C-||D||C-||B|
|4||Molholm Elementary School||D||D||D||D|
|5||Cheltenham Elementary School||D||D||D||C|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.